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Florida Supreme Court Declares Worker’s Compensation Attorney Fee Caps Unconstitutional

In the long-awaited opinion in┬áCastellanos v. Next Door Co. (Fla. Apr. 28, 2016),┬áthe Florida Supreme Court held in a 5-2 decision that Florida’s Worker’s Compensation Statutes, which set a mandatory fee schedule for claimants’ attorneys, are facially unconstitutional. Most recently amended in 2009, Florida’s Worker’s Compensation statutes mandate a sliding scale for fee awards to […]